Most of you know that I am a wife, mother & grandmother, and most of you know that next to my love for my Lord & Savior, my family is the greatest source of joy in my life. I left my full time job to to pursue my dream of having a photography business, and one of the benefits of that is having a flexible schedule that allows me to enjoy my grandchildren by taking spontaneous trips to visit them. I never take for granted the fact that they live close enough to grab a snuggle whenever I just can’t stand being so far (well, 3 hours feels REALLY far sometimes) away. I know many of you don’t have that luxury.
I recently got to spend some time with four of my little loves. As always, MaLea was bustin’ out the camera! I just thought I’d share the joy with you . . .
While their big sisters were in school, I grabbed a few shots of our newest grand daughter with her big brother . . . once again, Pez saves the day (I find it extremely amusing that both of my stubborn 2 year old littles will take a zillion photos for one little, tiny piece of candy, but, hey! I’m all over it!)
Their mother is a fabulous photographer, so I’m blessed with many wonderful photos of my grandchildren. However, trying to pose & manage four AND a camera isn’t an easy task. We worked together for the next shot, and I LOVE it!! I may have busted out a naughty word for those smiles . . . I mean, Pez works for two year olds, but not so much when you’re 7 or 8. For that you need something more shocking & inappropriate . . . like . . . FART! Yes, I did . . .
We took a walk for some ice cream after our victorious mini session . . . spotting a red door I knew I needed a few individuals of my oldest two, but, alas my memory card was full & I only managed one before the camera was put away until the next visit. Good think I have that back up source, and I know their mother will soon have a new session to share!
These were just blips on the timeline of my life, but I treasure them! Every time I see that group image, I will remember the shocked giggles of two little girls who just couldn’t believe MaLea would say THAT word! I’ll remember the brief period of time when a little boy would do ANYTHING for a piece of Spiderman candy. When I miss them, I’ll pause and look at these photos, and the memories will fill the gap for a moment. When they’ve grown up too quickly, I’ll look at these photos and be thankful for the memories that I’ve been blessed to create. Like you, I’ll hold them close . . . every brief visit . . . every blip in time . . . Today. Everlasting.